best site for booking a cruise?

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I like vacationstogo.com

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I always go directly through the cruise line, for me it’s always been the cheapest. For flights and hotels I use expedia and like them but for cruises I just book through the cruiseline.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

Through the cruiseline itself and always speak to a vacation planner. They’re more apt to give you upgrades and freebies.

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Depends partially on WHERE you live… as the Cruise Lines market differently to different countries.

It can be complicated…

So knowing that first would be helpful (as your WBee Profile doesn’t tell us where you are)

 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee

@alicewhite87:  I have always used Orbitz and never had a problem. They usually offer things like free deck upgrades or on board credit.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@alicewhite87:  I book directly with the cruise line.  Interior rooms are generally the most basic and smallest.  Check the cruise line website for specifications and pictures.  Your best bet is to pick a cabin closer to the stairs or elevator.  Not too close though, it can be noisy.  Being alllllll the way down a hall gets old fast.

 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I have used vacationstogo in the past with good results.  They have a great 90-day ticker that shows you great deals on cruises that are 90 days out, which is wonderful if you are flexible on when you can go.  

For my honeymoon cruise, I initially booked with the cruise line directly (Celebrity), and then transferred my booking to an online travel agent (Cruise Quick).  Can’t recommend them enough, they only communicate through email and was super quick and responsive.  I also got about $200 in OBC, which my online travel agent allowed me to use towards paying down the gratuities.  

Also I used CruiseFish to stalk my cruise date for price drops. I saved us about $300 that way!  

 

Also if you are interested in a cruise, go to Cruise Critic and check out the forums for the specific cruise lines you are interested in. There is a wealth of information available over there!  

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Book direct with the cruise line.  Princess is really nice.

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